Originally Posted By: mbartels
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Every book I read says a business plan is a must and I agree with 99.9% of that. I thought about it forever but just could not come up with anything solid. It is just about impossible to tell how much business you will get the first three years. Some posters here did 200+ their first year. However, I think 90% of the seasoned HI’s I have talked with say to expect 50-100. The first year for me has been tuff but I am slowly but surely expanding my referral base. Just since April I have been getting a steady 3-5 per week. So far I have grown a little each month. I started Oct.1 of last year and completed a whopping 3 inspections before jan. 1
Did not see that in my plan.
Actually I did expect to be slow because I started just before things slow down a little. Mainly between mid November-mid January in my area.
So in my opinion you should follow the advice of the majority of now successful HI’s and expect to starve to death during your first two years.
Also, remember to take into account ALL the fees of doing business.
If you think HI school is expensive…
Wait till you get with the real stuff.
I have spent in the last year over $20,000.00and some will say that I have done a good job at keeping expenses down.
Just be sure you know what you are getting into.
Do not believe the get rich quick motto that the schools are throwing to everyone. They are the only ones getting rich
About 80% of home inspectors will be out of business in two years or less.